The Philanthropy Awards shine a light on the best of our community.
Whether this is a young person volunteering, someone who has served the community for decades, a business that is dedicated to making Northeast Nebraska better, or a fundraiser who goes non-stop to make great things happen, we invite you to nominate them for a Philanthropy Award!
Make a difference in your community by participating in this year’s Youth Philanthropy Contest!
Complete contest guidelines and FAQs.
Contest Application [pdf] | Fill-in Contest Application [docx]
We hope you’ll join us in making a difference during our second annual Norfolk Area Big Give! Visit our Big Give website for all the details on how you can be a part of this amazing event.
We had a wonderful evening celebrating the recipients of the 2017 Philanthropy Awards and announcing the winners of the Youth Philanthropy Contest. In addition to the 10 Youth Contest winners, all eight of the remaining projects received funding at the Celebrate Giving banquet. Thank you to our generous community for your continued support!
You can now purchase tickets to attend the Celebrate Giving banquet on Saturday, February 4 at the Lifelong Learning Center. This fabulous, heart-warming evening contains the Youth Philanthropy Contest Showcase and the presentation of the 2017 Philanthropy Awards. It is an evening you will cherish all year long. We hope you will join us!
See the Celebrate Giving tab above for details!
Applications for the 2017 Youth Philanthropy Contest are available now! See the complete contest guidelines and FAQs.
Contest Application [pdf]
Fill-in Contest Application [docx]
Applications are due on Saturday, February 4th!
Nominations for the Philanthropy Awards are now open!
The Philanthropy Awards shine a light on the best of our community. Each fall we look to the community to nominate those that have given of their time, talent and treasure to make our community a better place. Whether this is a young person volunteering, someone who has served the community for decades, a business that is dedicated to making Northeast Nebraska better, or a fundraiser who goes non-stop to make great things happen, we invite you to nominate them for a Philanthropy Award.
This year, we have combined all the nomination categories into a single application, so whether you want to nominate a business, young person, volunteer, fundraiser, or philanthropist, there is just a single form.
Download the Philanthropy Award Nomination Form [.docx]
Download the Philanthropy Award Nomination Form [.pdf]
Fill out the Nomination in our Online Form
The deadline to submit your nomination is Sunday, November 13!
10 of the 27 Youth Philanthropy Contests have been completed! Check out the 2016 Youth Contest Page and click on a project to learn more about what the youth did for their project and what they learned through the process.
Thank you to all of the donors, supporters, and participants in our first-ever Big Give! It was a tremendous success!
The Norfolk Area Big Give is May 24th! There are 31 amazing non-profit organizations participating. Check out the Big Give website to see all the amazing work happening in Norfolk and how you can give back during the Big Give.